Help us reach our 2019 goal!

648,723 lbs  
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750,000 lbs 

That's a wrap on the 2018 Food Drive! Thank you State Employees!

2018 Totals

What an amazing year for the State Employees Food Drive! Thank you all so much for all of your hard work in rallying your employees to give and give again. We know that without the support and contribution of you and all the donors involved, we would not be able to provide food and resources for those 230,000 food insecure individuals in our community.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2018 State Employees Food Drive! Through your time, efforts and donations, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is able to feed over 150,000 people in Sacramento County every month. Your generosity makes it possible for us to provide much needed food assistance to hungry families in our community. We simply would not be able to feed those in need without the support of California State Employees!

Last year, 98 state agencies, departments and offices, in over 300 locations participated in the 2018 State Employees Food Drive throughout the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Through the California State Employees’ efforts, an amazing 378,147 pounds of food were donated to needy families in our area. In addition, a total of $135,867 was also donated and used to purchase additional food. This is equivalent to a combined total of 717,815 pounds of food, all thanks to you!

The food collected during the State Employees Food Drive was distributed by SFBFS to over 200 local Partner Agencies. Donated funds purchased bulk items such as rice, peanut butter, dry beans and fresh produce. This is not just a holiday food drive. Thanks to the generous hearts of California State Employees, this effort allows SFBFS to serve families in need for many months after the holidays. We can’t thank you enough!

Thank-You Video

New this year! Instead of sharing totals and awards at a wrap-up party, we have created a Thank You video with CDFA Secretary Karen Ross and SFBFS CEO Blake Young. Check out the video to see who the big winners were this year!

Download and Print the 2019 Poster

Food Drive poster thumbnail


Letter from Blake Young

Right-click and choose "Save link as..." to save the poster on your computer (5.9 MB JPG, 24"x36", 150dpi)

Important Dates

  • September 9 -24: Designate your agency coordinator and advise Peggy Marshall
  • October 3: SEFD Orientation 2:00pm – 4:00pm, CDFA Auditorium: 1220 N Street
  • October 14 – November 4: Barrel delivery
  • November 4: Food Drive begins
  • Thursday November 21: SFBFS Turkey Drive
  • November 28: Run to Feed the Hungry / Thanksgiving Day
  • December 14, 19 & 20: SEFD Volunteer days
  • January 10: Food Drive ends
  • January 13 – January 31: Final Barrel pick-ups
  • February 7: Final day to turn in Food drive Credit
  • February 21: Totals, awards & thanks video post